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Call for Presentations

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Point Clear, Alabama

October 15-17, 2017


The AL/MS Section of the American Water Works Association is now accepting abstracts for presentations for the 2017 Annual Conference technical program. Presentations will be limited to 20-25 minutes with 5-10 minutes for questions to be submitted from the audience afterward. Abstracts should include the title, a detailed description of the topic, approximate length (time) of presentation, authors’ names, and short bio for the primary contact. Abstracts should be limited to 500 words or less. The Section plans to place a special emphasis on current and future regulatory changes and operator training so presenters from each of those groups are encouraged to participate. General categories for the technical program include:

·         Regulatory Compliance

·         Operations/Management

·         Finance and Administration

·         Billing and Customer Service

·         Water Resources

·         Surface Water Treatment

·         Groundwater Water Treatment

·         Distribution System Management

·         Water System Security and Disaster Recovery

·         Equipment Selection

·         Research from Universities

·         Emerging/New Technologies

·         Asset and Data Management Systems

Selection Criteria

·         Originality

·         Content

·         Relevance to industry

·         Audience range

·         Innovation

·         Case Studies

Submission Timeline:

July 15, 2017

Abstract Deadline

                July 31, 2017

Presenter Notification

September 8, 2017

Submit Materials Digitally

Please submit abstracts and questions to John Hall (; (256) 591-5023 or Amy McLeod (; (601) 573-8887.  Materials may also be mailed to John Hall, PO Box 2268 Anniston, AL. 36202-2268.